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Best Chocolate Fix

The Cookie Jar at Moomba
133 Seventh Avenue South; 989-1414


If the Leonardo DiCaprio sighting at Moomba didn’t send you reeling, the sugar high from the restaurant’s Cookie Jar surely will. Three warm homemade chocolate-chip cookies are stacked on a plate with two Valrhona fudge brownies tucked between them. The entire mound swims in a pool of crème anglaise with what looks like a chocolate breadstick laid across the top. At the rate Moomba’s socialite clientele is lapping them up, pastry chef Wendy Israel may just render the term social X-ray obsolete.


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